Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

How Do Bees Make Honey?

Drinking from 1,000 flowers might be enough to fill a honey bee’s stomach, but that may not be the stomach you’re thinking of. Bees have two different stomachs — one for digestion and one for nectar storage — and when they return to the hive, they pass the nectar among each other in a “game of regurgitation telephone” that helps transform it into honey…

This episode of It’s Okay to Be Smart is called How Do Bees Make Honey, but it also covers the waggle dance (pdf), honey bee castes, bee baby food, honey in Egyptian tombs, and more.

Plus, there’s more buzzing in the archives: The first 21 days of a bee’s life, a time lapse in 64 seconds, How Bees See the Invisible, cutting honey combs and bottling honey by hand, and why do honeybees love hexagons?

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How to Make a Beeswax Wrap

Rion Nakaya

Bees and the waggle dance

Rion Nakaya

Honey in space

Rion Nakaya

The Surprising Places We Waste Energy

Rion Nakaya

A 55-hour honey time lapse

Rion Nakaya

This Is Not A Bee

Rion Nakaya

Lunar Eclipses Explained + Does The Moon Really Orbit The Earth?

Rion Nakaya

Which life form really dominates Earth?

Rion Nakaya

Engines of Destruction: The Science of Hurricanes

Rion Nakaya